>> Thursday, July 10, 2008

I knew it! I knew it, I knew it!

A tiny tidbit story in today's Advertiser says ...

That my dog is not in fact necessarily meaner than your dog:

SMALL dogs, especially dachshunds, are likelier to attack strangers and
other dogs compared with pitbulls, rottweilers and other macho breeds, a
study has found.
US researchers sent questionnaires to the owners of 30 breeds of
dogs to assess how their pet responded to a variety of common stimuli and
Dachshunds, Chihuahuas and Jack Russell terriers topped the list
for aggressiveness, while Brittany spaniels, greyhounds and whippets were the
most docile.
The study appears in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, a
journal published by the Dutch group Elsevier.
So to all those people who automatically assume that my dog is a vicious brute, and their teeny rat-like creature is all sweetness and light, you can just shut the hell up.


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